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    AHH! winter is coming!

    well. last year i bought a VFT and it it was almost winter and it was a really really small plant. and i read in winter it should be outside so i put it in a differ pot outside and after winter it never grew back.

    now i bought another one. now that i have learned more about it its been growing better. and its still a small plant. and winter is comming in a few months. and i dont want it to die, and i dont want it covered in snow so should i out it on a chilly window sill?



    and another thing. when the new traps grow how long should it take for the leaves to open. i havnt gotten a open trap yet. when i bought it it had one open trap that doesnt close and it died. since then i never had a open one.

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    Maybe a few days... be patient.

    Yeah, Chicago is WAY too cold to overwinter a Venus Flytrap, so yes a chilly windowsill should work. However, Dionaea in the summer are pretty suitable for most warm-summer climates . I live in Wisconsin, so I would know how cold it is around these parts!
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    Review for us how you are growing the plant.

    Is it indoors or outdoors? What kind of light and how many hours of light does it get? How are you watering the plant and what kind of water are you using?

    How long have you had the plant? Did you buy the plant in a store or online (out of respect for Andrew please do not name online store)? How large was the plant when you bought it?
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    In a climate that far north, you may wish to use refrigerator dormancy.

    Around mid-november, once the plant has begun to enter winter growth (normally achieved in response to reduced photoperiod), remove the plant from its pot, making sure you keep some soil around the roots to minimize disruption to them. Wrap the root/soil ball in some paper towel soaked with distilled water, apply some fungicide, and place the plant in a ziplock baggie in the fridge. Check periodically for mold growth, and replant around early march.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Review for us how you are growing the plant.

    Is it indoors or outdoors? What kind of light and how many hours of light does it get? How are you watering the plant and what kind of water are you using?

    How long have you had the plant? Did you buy the plant in a store or online (out of respect for Andrew please do not name online store)? How large was the plant when you bought it?
    well it was indoors for a while i just decided to put it outside a week ago. it most likely gets atleast 6-7 hours of light? i water it at least everyday if not every other to keep soil wet. i use filtered water.

    i have had the plant for about a good month now. i bought it at a science store. it really wasnt a big plant it had at most3 or four leaves or stalk things lol. it really wasnt a healthy plant. but i think its growing much better her than at the store.

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    is fungicide something i can like buy at k-mart? does it cost much?

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    If by filtered water you mean filtered by Reverse Osmosis it sounds like you are doing things right. Just give it time to start growing. Let's see how it grows the rest of the summer and early fall.
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    you can usually find fungicide in spray form in the garden section of any big box store, especially Lowe's/Home Depot. It shouldn't cost you more than about $6, and that should last you quite awhile if you're only caring for a few plants.
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